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Tiger Woods Helps Launch Scholarship Fund Honoring Sifford
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Tiger Woods has donated $10,000 to launch a scholarship fund honoring Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member.

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Siem, Coetzee in contention, eye Masters bids
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They may be playing in Morocco, but their focus remains on Augusta. Marcel Siem and George Coetzee are both eyeing last-minute invites to the Masters, and both players got off to strong starts Thursday at the Trophee Hassan II on the European Tour. Siem is tied for sixth after a 68, while Coetzee is T-3 […]

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Video: Mickelson breaks 8-iron in fairway bunker
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It was a brutal day at the Texas Open. The reigning U.S. Open champion didn’t break 80, high winds made an already tough golf course insanely hard, and Phil Mickelson’s 8-iron broke for no apparent reason. With the ball below his feet in a fairway bunker on No. 12, the head of Mickelson’s 8-iron flew […]

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Sports Briefing | Golf: Charley Hoffman Leads Texas Open
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Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the windswept Texas Open, shooting a five-under-par 67.

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Woods donates $10K to launch school's Sifford Fund
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Tiger Woods has donated $10,000 to help launch the Sifford Fund, which will benefit students enrolled in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s professional golf management program. The scholarship was created to honor Charlie Sifford, who broke the PGA Tour’s color barrier in the early 1960s. Sifford died in February. He was 92. “Without Charlie […]

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#TrickShotThursday: Guy pulls off the Mickelson flop
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I’m not sure which is more impressive, the fact that this guy successfully pulled off the shot or that he convinced his buddy to stand in as a prop. Seriously, there is no upside. Worst case scenario … you’re looking for a kidney donor. Best case scenario … this. This is the best case scenario. […]

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Abeles named new CEO of TaylorMade Golf
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David Abeles has been named CEO and president of TaylorMade Golf, immediately replacing Ben Sharpe. Abeles, 43, has spent 12 years with the TaylorMade Golf Company. After leaving in 2014 to become CEO of Competitor Group Inc., an operator of marathon and half-marathon races, he returned last month as president of TaylorMade and Adams Golf. […]

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T. Watson out as Greenbrier pro emeritus
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After nearly 10 years in the position, Tom Watson is no longer the pro emeritus at the Greenbrier Golf Club. When Jim Justice took over as the resort’s owner in 2009, he inherited Watson’s contract as its top professional. Justice told the Charleston (W. Va.) Daily on Wednesday that Watson’s contract recently expired and was […]

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No longer in the shadows, McCoy adjusting to spotlight
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Not even Lee McCoy has fully grasped his newfound status in college and amateur golf. At the Walker Cup practice session last December, the Georgia junior spent the better part of three days in a daze, eyes wide, mouth open, like he’d just scored a date with Kate Upton. Held before the winter solstice at […]

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Lewis to host AJGA event that will mix boys, girls
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Boys and girls will play with each other and against each other for the first time in an American Junior Golf Association event this summer with Stacy Lewis hosting the tournament. A field of 64 players, half of them boys and half of them girls, will compete in the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All Star […]

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Big Three of Ko, Park, Lewis will get pushed at Kia
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The Big Three are all back in the LPGA lineup this week. So is South Korea’s dynamic rookie class. Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko, No. 2 Inbee Park and No. 3 Stacy Lewis are all scheduled to play in Thursday’s start of the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif. Ko, 17, […]

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